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Earth's Orbit

Earth orbit
Earth's orbit around the Sun
Credit: BBC

The Earth moves around the Sun at a speed of around 30 kilometers every single second!

It takes 365.25 days to go all the way around. One year is 365 days, so every four years we add up the extra "0.25s" to make one extra day and have a leap year of 366 days.

The Earth is said to be orbiting the Sun, and whilst it orbits it also spins around on it's axis.

It takes 24 hours (one Day) to spin around on its axis, which is an imaginary line through the middle of the Earth from the North pole to the South pole.